Josema Roig is a Los Angeles based writer/director from Valencia, Spain. Pioneer in Film and interactive storytelling. Josema's work is known for its strong visual style, thick atmospheres, raw, naturalistic performances, and a rebellious attitude towards filmic conventions.
In 2010 Roig suffered a back injury that ended his career as a cinematographer and forced him to pursue his vocation as a director. Josema‘s directorial debut (ANITA, 2011) played at some of the most important festivals in Europe (Malaga, Alcine, Zinebi, Medina, ExGround), and won Josema the Best Director award in Zaragoza 2012. The same year he joined the American Film Institute, where he shot his last traditional short, the AFl thesis film (STARMAN, 2015) which won Best Director at Blackbird and FIDEC, eight Best Short awards world wide in Memphis, Rome, Palma, among others, and played in over 40 Film Festivals around the globe.
The Argos File, his VR debut, won Best Live Action Experience at the 2016 Proto Awards and premiered internationally at the 74 Venice International Film Festival.
Joshua Rubin is a veteran of the entertainment industry, with nearly 20 years of experience in Film, TV, Video Games and VR. He was most recently a Lead Writer at Telltale Games, where he worked on some of the biggest franchises of this century -- Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead and Minecraft. Before this, Joshua was part of the core creative team at Bungie responsible for Destiny – one of the most played games of the decade -- and at Ubisoft, where he co-wrote Assassin's Creed 2 – one of the most respected. His Assassin's Creed 2 script was nominated for Best Video Game Writing by the WGA, AIAS and BAFTA, and it is widely considered one of the best written of the Assassin's Creed series.
Joshua has also been Lead Writer on unannounced AAA franchises for EA and Capcom. Joshua's roots are in film and TV, where his very first screenplay, a love story set in Paris and New York, was one of the five winners of the prestigious Nichol Fellowship (2000) -- the annual contest for best unproduced screenplays held by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. In 2009, he sold his first ever TV pitch to the SyFy Channel.
Joshua consults with creative studios on their interactive narratives, shaping immersive stories and building worlds for both VR and traditional rectangular games.
Michael Steiner is a Los Angeles-based producer of film, documentary and Virtual Reality with a passion for the provocative and unorthodox stories. His work in VR includes the The Argos File, which won Best Live Action Experience at the 2016 Proto Awards, and he has produced content with top companies in the space including Magnopus, Secret Location, and m ss ng p eces.
His short film Day One was nominated for a 2016 Academy Award, after winning the BAFTA US Student Award, two Student Emmys, and a Student Academy Award. His other credits include documentaries (Meet the Patels, Chicken People) and the feature film Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, which will be released by Sony World Wide in 2017. His work has screened at Telluride FF, AFI Fest, Mill Valley FF, Seattle International FF, Nashville FF and Cannes. Michael attended the American Film Institute.